Six CoA Judges declared constitutionally invalid

Tafa
Tafa

The Lobatse High Court yesterday declared the appointment of the six Court of Appeal (CoA) Judges constitutionally invalid.

In a landmark judgement, Justice Abednigo Tafa ordered that the appointment of Isaac Lesetedi, Monametsi Gaongalelwe, John Foxcroft, John Cameron, Arthur Hamilton and Craig Howie was invalid in that the President had no right to reappoint them to the bench.

“The applicants have locus standi to bring this application before court.  The constitution does not permit the President to exercise discretion as to whether or not to reappoint a Justice of Appeal,” he said.

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